A British woman who worked at the same bakery for 17 years was sacked on the spot for eating a single nut.
The Bolton News said Susan Longworth slipped a chunk of chopped hazelnut into her mouth while sprinkling them on toffee cakes.
The peckish factory worker, 54, thought nothing of it until her furious boss called her into his office at Park Cakes Bakery in Lancashire, northwest England.
Within minutes gobsmacked Ms Longworth had been suspended and escorted from the premises. She was subsequently sacked.
"He said he was taking into consideration my honesty and the length of time I had been working there and I thought he was going to give me a warning," Ms Longworth told the Bolton News.
"I could not believe it when he said he was sacking me.
"Everybody is shocked by what has happened, people keep saying they cannot believe it.
"Most of all, I am just annoyed by what I have done for that company and this is how they have treated me after 17 years."
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Bakery worker fired for eating single hazelnut.